Thursday, 2 July 2015

Resin Bag

During my recent stop at Toronto's Left Field Brewery, I had the opportunity to sample a 12oz pour of their formidable Resin Bag IPA. Clear and copper hued, R.B. arrived with a dusting of off-white head. At 6.9%, it's got a bit of a lift, and its 50 IBUs give it a moderately bitter buzz.

Resin Bag has a powerful, muddled citrus aroma that put a smile on my face. It has a flavour that is grapefruit-heavy and, yes, a touch resinous. Its progression is from fresh and fruity up front to arid and bitter out back.

A thoroughly enjoyable little brew, Resin Bag isn't exactly elite, but it's pretty close. The team at Left Field are clearly not a beer league squad--they're currently in Triple A, but awaiting their call up to the Show.

Rating: 8.5 out of 10.

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